Named one of the Best Romances of 2020 by Apple, Kirkus, PW, Washington Post, NPR, BookPage, OprahMag, EW, Insider, Buzzfeed, Bustle, and Amazon!
USA Today bestselling author Talia Hibbert returns with another charming romantic comedy about a young woman who agrees to fake date her friend after a video of him “rescuing” her from their office building goes viral…
Danika Brown knows what she wants: professional success, academic renown, and an occasional roll in the hay to relieve all that career-driven tension. But romance? Been there, done that, burned the T-shirt. Romantic partners, whatever their gender, are a distraction at best and a drain at worst. So Dani asks the universe for the perfect friend-with-benefits—someone who knows the score and knows their way around the bedroom.
When big, brooding security guard Zafir Ansari rescues Dani from a workplace fire drill gone wrong, it’s an obvious sign: PhD student Dani and former rugby player Zaf are destined to sleep together. But before she can explain that fact to him, a video of the heroic rescue goes viral. Suddenly, half the internet is shipping #DrRugbae—and Zaf is begging Dani to play along. Turns out his sports charity for kids could really use the publicity. Lying to help children? Who on earth would refuse?
Dani’s plan is simple: fake a relationship in public, seduce Zaf behind the scenes. The trouble is, grumpy Zaf is secretly a hopeless romantic—and he’s determined to corrupt Dani’s stone-cold realism. Before long, he’s tackling her fears into the dirt. But the former sports star has issues of his own, and the walls around his heart are as thick as his… um, thighs.
The easy lay Dani dreamed of is now more complex than her thesis. Has her wish backfired? Is her focus being tested? Or is the universe just waiting for her to take a hint?
No. of pages :- 376 pages
Date published :- June 23rd 2020
Genre:- Interracial Romance
I have always wanted to read this book and had been on my want to read book list for a while. So when I found the audiobook on Scribd, I immediately grabbed a chance to read the book!
This is the second book of the Brown sisters but it’s not necessary to read the first book to go to the second book. This book is centered on one of the Brown sisters, Danika, known as “Dani” who is a professor at the university. While doing a fire drill exercise, she was carried by a handsome security officer Zaif, a British-Pakistani man and someone had taken a picture of the two and had posted all over Instagram. Zaif who is a rugby coach part time asks Dani if she could pretend that she is dating him, for some rugby charity. And soon, their fake dating soon turns into a romance.
I really like the interracial romance stories–you hardly get these types of novels so this was kind of new to me. This book was funnily written that there were parts where I actually did burst into laughing. I do particularly like the character of Zaif–he seems to be a gentle type of person and so he became one of my favorite characters in the book. There were steamy romance scenes in the book but then I did like how relationship between Zaif and Dani. I must say, I really do like the author’s style of writing and she did a good job, engaging the reader into the story! This book is really unputdownable, cheesy sort of romance that will make you laugh and cry!
Overall, I give this book as five stars!
Talia Hibbert is a USA Today bestselling author who lives in a bedroom full of books. Supposedly, there is a world beyond that room—but she has yet to drum up enough interest to investigate. She writes steamy stories of passion, love, and sarcasm, then hawks them online because she just can’t help herself.
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